National Public Holidays in Canada

These are the days where schools and businesses close for a holiday...

  • Public holidays that fall on a weekend are sometimes taken on a Monday but not officially (except by banks). Some businesses may opt to take off the Friday before or the Monday after a holiday
  • Canada Day is moved to a Monday if 1 July falls on a Sunday
  • The majority of retail outlets must close on Canada Day, and are closed on Easter Sunday
  • There are a number of regional holidays in the Canadian provinces and territories

Public Holidays 2022

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 15th April - Good Friday. In Quebec employers can choose to give their staff Easter Monday off instead
  • 1st July - Canada Day (observed on the Monday)
  • 1st August - Civic Day (first Monday in August)
  • 1st May - Labour Day
  • 30th September - Thanksgiving Day (non-statutory in Nova Scotia, New Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland)
  • 11th November - Remembrance Day (non-statutory in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba)
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - Boxing Day